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August 19, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e18.

In the Beechgrove Garden, Carole and George have a tough job of taste testing the new super-sweet tomatoes and thin-skinned cucumbers in the tender veg polytunnel. Jim visits Glasgow Botanic Gardens – now in their 200th year of existence – to see how the new young gardeners of Glasgow are being trained through […]

August 6, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e17.

In the Beechgrove garden, Jim and Carole enjoy a red cabbage success story. Chris plants a range of hostas in the Beechgrove cottage garden. Since hostas are usually tasty morsels for slugs and snails, Chris also tries out a range of preventative measures. George visits Fiona and Euan Smith’s garden at Kierfiold House […]

July 28, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e16.

The whole Beechgrove team are on the ferry to the Orkney Isles this week. Famously a place of only two seasons, 18 hours of light or 18 hours of dark, with constant winds but mild and with little or no frost. The assumption always is that nothing much grows on Orkney in those […]

July 21, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e15.

Life is a way more than a bowl of cherries at Beechgrove this week as Jim and Carole harvest bucketfuls of ripe cherries in the fruit house. Carole visits two passionate showers and growers who are entering the Dundee Flower Show. Alistair Gray in Brechin is a show vegetable grower and winner of […]

July 1, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e14.

In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is investigating the mysterious death of a hedge. He suspects foul play, and has a water diviner on hand to search for clues, Carole is in Ardersier for the second visit to see how Mari Reid and her friends are getting on in Vegetable Gardening on a Budget. Recent research […]

June 24, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e13.

Last week, Brian visited Pitmedden Gardens to see how they deal with the threat of box blight on their six miles of hedging. This week he is experimenting with a range of slow-growing, small-leaved evergreens as potential alternatives to using box. Jim takes a look at progress of his favourite cutting flowers and adds an […]

June 17, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e12.

In the Beechgrove Garden, Jim is growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers side by side in his domestic-sized greenhouse. They shouldn’t work together, but with limited space you have to make it work, and Jim is determined to find a way. With pruning saws at the ready once again, Carole and George take the Woodland Garden […]

June 11, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e11.

In the Beechgrove Garden it’s fire and water as Carole and George don waders and climb into the pond to clear the blanketweed, while Jim also wages war on weeds with a new flame-thrower. Brian and George plant up a new alpine wall with blue and white plants that will create sky beyond the alpine […]

June 11, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e10.

The Beechgrove team take a break from the garden to be at Gardening Scotland, the biggest gardening show north of the border. The cream of British growers will be there, with everything from pansies to pelargoniums, and cacti to clematis in a stunning floral frenzy. We will see those who are growing for gold including […]

May 30, 2017

Beechgrove Garden S10e09.

It’s bedding plant time and Jim, Carole and George are planting out a bevy of beautiful bedding in the Beechgrove Garden. Scotland’s number one bedding plant is the begonia, and Carole checks on the progress of her fertiliser observation using begonias as the test plant. Brian Cunningham responded to a cry for help from Susan […]

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